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Cumbria's SEND Handbook - Updated September 2020

The SEND Handbook is a public document designed to provide guidance to schools and settings, parents, professionals and children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) about how we intend to meet responsibilities for identifying and addressing SEN in Cumbria: SEND Handbook…

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust - Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Services

We are formed of several services aimed at supporting children and their families with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Children and young people diagnosed with a hearing loss will get that diagnosis via Health. Their hearing loss may be referred to as deafness or hearing impairment. Deaf children and young people may use a variety of hearing technologies such as digital hearing aids, bone…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Assessment Tools

Deaf* children in Cumbria will have been diagnosed via the Health Service. SEND Teaching Support Team (SEND TST) do not diagnose hearing loss. If you have any concerns about a child's hearing please let the parent /carer know and they can contact their GP. Both…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Case Studies

The National Deaf Children's Society has a number of  good practice case studies on a range of subjects. The links on this page are from www.ndcs.org.uk

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Classroom Strategies

Deafness (we use the word  'deaf' &'deafness' to refer to all levels of hearing loss, including unilateral deafness and temporary deafness such as glue ear)  can have an impact on the development of: language listening attention and concentration literacy working memory auditory memory processing speed incidental learning self…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Definitions and Glossary

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities: Teaching Support Team: Deaf/Hearing Impaired is often referred to as SEND TST D/HI. We are the service within Cumbria Children's Services that is staffed by Teachers of the Deaf ( TODs - additionally qualified teachers who are specially trained in…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - ICT to Reinforcement Learning

Technology can be used effectively to support deaf children and young people in a whole range of ways. Benefits may be:   Supporting communication Alerting devices Assisting hearing Use of telephone Overcoming issue of background noise Promoting independence Stimulating talk and developing conversation skills. Learning and…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Information for Children and Young People

The National Deaf Children's Society is a national charity. Part of their website is dedicated to providing information for deaf children and young people aged 8-18. This is known as the buzz website- see link below. This provides information on a range of topics such…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Parents

SEND Teaching Support Team (SEND TST)  Deaf/Hearing Impaired are committed to offering support to both the children and families of the deaf children and young people we are involved with from ages 0-25 - as appropriate.. The role that parents and carers play is fundamental…
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